A Buzz in the Meadow


  • Author: Goulson, D.
  • Date Pub: 2015
  • ISBN: 9780099597698
  • Published byVintage - more

In A Buzz in the Meadow Goulson tells the story of how he bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow and how, over a decade, he has created a place for his beloved bumblebees to thrive. But other creatures live there too, a myriad insects of every kind, many of them ones that Goulson has studied before in his career as a biologist. You will learn about how a deathwatch beetle finds its mate, about the importance of houseflies, why butterflies have spots on their wings, about dragonfly sex, bed-bugs and wasps.

Goulson is brilliant, and very funny, at showing how scientists actually conduct experiments. The book is also a wake-up call, urging us to cherish and protect life on earth in all its forms.

A Sting in the Tale, Dave Goulson's account of a lifetime studying bumblebees, was one of the success stories of 2013. Well reviewed, it was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for the best non-fiction book of the year.

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288 pages

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